Delegation Is More Powerful Than Control

Small business founders are often known for their passion and dedication to their businesses. They’ve poured their hearts and souls in their ventures – working long hours and making countless sacrifices to get their businesses off the ground. But, as those businesses grow, founders often struggle with the idea (and the action) of delegating responsibilities.  […]

Stop Blaming Yourself

There’s a lot at stake when you’re a small business owner. You work long hours, make tough decisions, and carry the weight of your business on your shoulders. What’s often overlooked, however, is the emotional toll that comes with the job – in particular, self-blame. Self-blame is a typical psychological response to failure or setbacks. […]

Face Your Fears Head On

As an entrepreneur, fear is something that you’ll inevitably face. Whether it’s fear of failure, rejection, the unknown, or even fear of success, it can be one of your greatest obstacles. Instead of letting your fears hold you back, you must face them head-on.  Easier said than done, I know, but I promise it’s worth […]

Solopreneur Pains

Growing a small business is an exciting and rewarding experience, but let’s be honest, the growth process is no walk in the park. It can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming – pushing you to your limits and even causing burnout. So, what can you do to ease the pain and make the process a little […]

Why Having a Business Exit Strategy Is Crucial

As a business owner, you put in A LOT of hard work, time, and money to make your business successful. But have you thought about what will happen when you’re ready to step away? That’s the topic of today’s post – the importance of a business exit strategy and why you should plan it in […]

From Reacting to Planning

Running a small business is stressful. It often feels like you’re constantly putting out fires. From equipment breakdowns to employee turnover to shifting market conditions, small business owners have to regularly deal with unexpected situations and emergencies. Unfortunately, this reactive mindset can leave little time and energy for proactive planning and strategy development, ultimately limiting […]

The Power of Asking for Help

As a business owner, it’s easy to feel like you have to have everything under control and project an image of complete competence at all times. The idea of seeking out assistance or admitting weakness may feel impossibly difficult. However, asking for help is a crucial component of growth.  A common fear among many entrepreneurs […]

The Fear of Raising Your Prices

Pricing products and services is one of the most challenging decisions you’ll make as an entrepreneur. Finding the right price point that reflects the value you’re offering while remaining competitive is a delicate balance that many entrepreneurs struggle with. And when it’s time to raise those prices? That’s even harder. Let’s delve into some reasons […]

Support Network Expiration Dates

When you’re growing as an entrepreneur, you’re likely to face a number of challenges. Many will come from inside you, but there are external forces that influence (and sometimes stunt) your growth, as well. It’s human to have support networks that help you along your path. Family, friends, community, colleagues – each one of these […]

It’s Time for an Audit

I’m sure the title of this post got your attention. It’s okay. Turn the lights back on. Climb out from under your desk. No one is coming to look at your books (and if they do, I have some really talented accounting colleagues I can connect you with).  The audit I want to talk about […]